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Patrick Joseph Murphy
Native of Ballydehob, Co. Cork, Ireland
Birth date: 17th May 1925
He was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 1950 at St. Patrick College, Carlow, Ireland.
Upon ordination, Monsignor Murphy's first assignment was as an associate pastor at Saint Joseph's Church in Marksville Louisiana, USA and later in Alexandria at Our Lady of Prompt Succor. He was first appointed pastor of Saint Joseph's Church, Mansfield in 1955. In addition he served as pastor in Lake Providence, Shreveport, Hodge, Bunkie, Vidalia, Bossier City, Simmesport, Cheneyville, Evergreen, Lecompte and Winnsboro. He also served in Shreveport, Bossier City and Monroe in chaplaincies. Monsignor was named a Papal Chaplain and given the title Monsignor on May 20, 1972